headlight definition

  • noun:
    • A light with a reflector and lens installed on the front of a locomotive, vehicle, or other vehicle. Also known as headlamp.
    • A lamp installed on a miner's or spelunker's hard hat.
    • A bright light, with a lens and reflector, on front of a motor vehicle (or initially a train), designed to illuminate the road when driving through the night; ordinarily one of a pair.
    • A light, with a powerful reflector, put in front of an automobile such as a car, vehicle, locomotive etc., to toss light on your way or track prior to the vehicle during the night, or perhaps in going right on through a dark tunnel; a headlamp.
    • A large lamp or lantern and reflector continued leading of a locomotive and providing to illuminate the track by night.
    • A white light transported at a steamer's masthead when under method.
    • a strong light with reflector; connected to the front side of a car or locomotive

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